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08 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed actors ambush humanitarian convoy, killing six aid workers

  • GoRSS suspends proposed international worker fee increase

  • GoS opens new humanitarian corridor from Sudan to South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Above-average harvest reduces food insecurity levels across Sudan

• GoS implements revised humanitarian directives to facilitate relief operations

• Humanitarian actors report improved access in Jebel Marra region

• Relief agencies coordinate to support influx of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Famine declared in two counties in South Sudan’s Unity State

  • UN calls for improved humanitarian access amid ongoing insecurity

  • Health actors record more than 5,300 suspected cholera cases

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

02 Mar 2017 description

OVERVIEW

• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

03 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Clashes in Upper Nile prompt IOM to temporarily suspend relief activities

  • GoRSS lifts government restrictions on humanitarian activities in Panyijiar

  • Health actors respond to ongoing cholera and measles outbreaks

  • Displaced populations continue to flee to Uganda and neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USG announces easing of sanctions against Sudan; AU, UN welcome move

  • GoS publishes revised humanitarian objectives in late December 2016

  • Relief agencies monitor effects of economic austerity policies on humanitarian conditions and aid operations across Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

06 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing conflict displaces populations, exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Health actors respond to measles outbreak in Wau

  • South Sudanese refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) officials deported four relief workers in recent weeks, raising concerns regarding restrictions on humanitarian organizations.

02 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan

  • Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict displaces up to 195,000 individuals from areas of Jebel Marra since January

  • FEWS NET projects above-average harvests, reduced food insecurity in most areas of Sudan

  • Health actors record nearly 4,600 cases of AWD since late August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

28 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting displaces populations and exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity

  • UN expresses concern regarding ethnic-based threats

  • WFP delivers emergency food assistance to 1.9 million people in September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Oct 2016 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

30 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area displaces populations

  • More than 90,000 South Sudanese refugees arrive in Sudan from January to August

  • GoS reports more than 3,000 AWD cases

  • June–September flooding affects more than 204,000 people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS